JUNE 2016
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On June 11th, the Charles River Swimming Club hosted its eighth One Mile Swim in the Charles River Basin. The race, which took place on a single loop course between the Massachusetts Avenue and Longfellow bridges, was the largest in the club's ten-year history.
This year's race drew a record number of swimmers to the river. The introduction of electronic, chip timing allowed for real-time  results and an expanded field of 144 athletes. Conditions, including bright sun and flat water, were ideal for an open water competition. 

For the second year in a row, the top finisher was a woman. Alana Aubin (26) of Watertown, Massachusetts finished in 23:50, narrowly ahead of Frank Wuest (56), of Boston, Massachusetts, who finished in 23:55.  Trent Staats rounded out the top three, finishing in 24:14.

Overall and age group winners earned gift certificates for a day of canoeing, kayaking, or stand up paddle boarding with Charles River Canoe and Kayak, one of the club's generous sponsors, as well as "I Swam the Charles" pint glasses. 

The Charles River Swimming Club is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2005 with the dual purpose of organizing competitive swimming events in the river a nd facilitating the return of public river swimming. After a long history of pollution, the Charles has benefited tremendously from the Clean Charles River Initiative, which began in 1995. It is now clean enough for swimming on most summer days, and the annual swim race is organized in part to raise awareness of this fact.  If you are interested in getting involved with the club as a volunteer or participating in upcoming events, please visit the club's website at . The club is run strictly by volunteers and would like to extend its gratitude to the swimmers and volunteers who made this year's event such a huge success.

A record 144 swimmers competed this year year's Charles River swim.


A number of "CMSCers" showed up to race the Mashpee Super Swim on June 18th. The race, put on by CMSC member Bill Burnett and his Streamline Events organization, offered 1/2-mile, 1 mile and 3-mile races on a beautiful Saturday morning. CMSC swimmers atop the podium included Dave Wilkins - 2nd in the 3-mile with a time of 1:04.27; Matt McKenna - 3rd in the 3-mile at 1:09.24; Kendra Stern - 1st in the women's 3-mile at 1:06.37; Rebecca Hunnewell - 2nd in the 3-mile at 1:11.13; Lauren Erb - 1st in the women's one mile race at 26:25; Rick Osterberg - winner of the men's mile in 24:24 and Adam Mitchell - 3rd in the men's one mile in 25:58.

Click here for a great aerial video of the Mashpee Super Swim. 

CMSC takes on the Mashpee Super Swim

JULY 2016
July 8 - Swim Across America Boston Harbor relay
Boston, MA

July 16 - 6-9 Mile Open Water National Championship (10K)
Jacksonville, OR
Registration information to come.

July 17 - Summer Meet at Jenny Thompson Pool (Sanctioned LCM)
Dover, NH
July 21 - 24 - USA Masters Games
Greensboro, NC

July 23 - Peaks to Portland 2.4-mile open water
Portland, ME

July 29th & 30th - Kingdom Swim 
Newport, Vermont
Click here to register - registration closes July 2! 

Volunteers to kayak are still needed. Organizers are offering a stipend, can arrange for free lodging, and offer dinners on Friday and Saturday night.  If anyone is interested in signing up, register here.

July 30 - 9+ Mile Open Water National Championship (10 miles)
Newport, VT
August 6 - 5th Annual Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame Swim (1.2 miles)
George's of Galilee Beach, 
Narragansett, RI

August 6 - Wild Fish Open Water Swim Festival (0.5, 1, or 2 miles)
Collins Cove Beach,  Salem, MA

August 7 - Sebago Challenge (1k, 2.5k, 5k)
Sebago Lake State Park,  Casco, ME
August 12 - 1-Mile Open Water National Championship
Lake Lure, NC

August 13 - 40th Annual Save The Bay Swim (1.7 Mile Point-To-Point)
Newport Navy Base,  Newport, RI
Event information & registration 

August 13 - David's Old Silver Swim (0.5, 1 mile)
Old Silver Beach North Falmouth, MA

August 13 - 1-3 Mile Open Water National Championship
Truckee, CA
Event information & registration

August 13 - 3-6 Mile Open Water National Championship (5K)
Lake Lure, NC
August 13 - 21 - Swim the Kingdom Week
9 Days -8 Lakes - 45 Miles - 4 Marathons
Swim one day or up to all eight. Registration is open. Click here  t o learn more and secure your spot.

August 17 - 21 USMS LCM Nationals 
Mt Hood Community College Gresham, OR

August 20 - Against the Tide Swim & Aquathon (1 mile) 
Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA

August 27 - Swim Across America Nantucket (0.5, 1, or 4 miles)
Jetties Beach -  Nantucket, MA
Event information & registration
September 10 - Swim Across America Rhode island (0.5 or 1 mile)
Roger Wheeler Beach, Naragansett, RI

September 17 - 5th Annual Boston Sharkfest Swim (1500m)
Boston Harbor, Boston,  MA

September 18 - Newport Sharkfest Swim (1500m)
Perrotti Park,  Newport, RI  
Contact Information
To include your news and events, email
Christina Smith
Communications Chair,  New England LMSC